Five-card stud, pentacles wild
If somebody is smart, they’ll commission local artist John Tarahteeff to design a contemporary edition of tarot cards. Tarahteeff’s scenes are loaded with the type of enigmatic dreamscape language that Pamela Colman Smith used to great effect in her turn-of-the-last-century contribution to occult popular culture, the Rider-Waite tarot deck. A collection of Tarahteeff’s acrylic paintings, titled Between Story, is on display until the end of this month at the Solomon Dubnick Gallery, 2131 Northrop Avenue. And, like a tarot reading, an afternoon spent walking through the gallery staring at Tarahteeff’s works could prove to be just the mind-opening experience you’re seeking. Also up at Solomon Dubnick until May 1 is Dialog Without Words, bronze sculpture by Lorraine Vail.